To: Interested Parties
From: Heritage Action for America
Date: May 18, 2015
Subject: Path to Ex-Im Reauthorization Rapidly Closing
Because the House appears poised to allow the Export-Import Bank to expire on June 30th without taking any action, proponents of reauthorizing the bank are staking their hopes on the Senate jamming the House. That path seems to be increasingly difficult to walk. While it is conventional wisdom to believe the Senate can "jam the House" the reality is that doing so is extremely difficult. There are two general scenarios in which Senate action could spur House action, but those situations are unlikely to materialize into significant threats.